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February 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Special Edition - Ask the Experts: Issue 1350
February 15, 2018
As a thank-you to our loyal IAC Express readers, we will periodically publish extra editions such as this one, with new "Ask the Experts" Q&As answered by CDC experts.
IAC extends thanks to our experts: Andrew T. Kroger, MD, MPH; Candice L. Robinson, MD, MPH; Raymond A. Strikas, MD, MPH, FACP, FIDSA; Donna L. Weaver, RN, MN; and JoEllen Wolicki, BSN, RN, all from the National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
IAC Express Issue 1349
February 14, 2018
Top Stories
CDC releases new VIS for recombinant zoster vaccine, updates VIS for live zoster vaccine, and posts final VISs for MMR, MMRV, and varicella
CDC reports that 63 U.S. children have died from influenza this season; CDC provides media advisory about widespread influenza activity
Following the MMWR Early Release last week of articles on the 2018 child, teen, and adult immunization schedules, CDC published the same articles in the current issue of MMWR
CDC issues easy-to-read versions of the 2018 child, teen, and adult immunization schedules
Shingrix and Zostavax, the two licensed zoster vaccines, differ in their storage, handling, and administration requirements; make sure you know the differences
IAC's "Ask the Experts" Q&As on zoster vaccines have been updated by CDC experts
IAC Spotlight! IAC’s recently updated rotating screen on the home page of immunize.org makes it easier than ever to access three of the most visited sections of the website
Every Child by Two publishes a special report on the state of our nation’s “ImmUnion” and shares it with members of Congress
Voices for Vaccines releases a new Vax Talk podcast episode, "Ask Dr. Offit," in which he answers listeners' questions on topics ranging from influenza to pertussis to advocacy
CDC publishes "Notes from the Field: Assessment of Rabies Exposure Risk Among Residents of a University Sorority House—Indiana, February 2017" in this week's MMWR
CDC publishes “Potential Confounding of Diagnosis of Rabies in Patients with Recent Receipt of Intravenous Immune Globulin" in this week's MMWR
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts Pohnpeian-language translations of the VISs for hepatitis A, HPV, MenACWY, MMR, Tdap, and varicella
IAC posts corrected Tongan-language translations of the VISs for hepatitis A, HPV, MenACWY, MMR, Tdap, and varicella
World News
WHO, UNICEF, and GAVI issue joint statement on their partnership strategy to eliminate yellow fever epidemics in global areas of risk
Featured Resources
The Vaccine Handbook: A Practitioner's Guide to Maximizing Use and Efficacy across the Lifespan, by Drs. Tan, Flaherty, and Gerbie, now available from Oxford University Press; order online with code for 30% discount
Jason Mendelsohn, father of three, diagnosed with Stage 4 HPV oral cancer, tells story of his diagnosis, treatment, and survival to raise awareness
Journal Articles and Newsletters
January issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Health Psychology publishes study of 5,323 people in 24 countries finding that anti-vaccination attitudes were highest in those with strong conspiracy theory beliefs
IAC Express Issue 1348
February 7, 2018
Top Stories
2018 U.S. recommended immunization schedule for 0 through 18 years and "catch up" now available
2018 U.S. recommended immunization schedule for adults now available
Influenza has killed 53 children in the U.S.; CDC provides related media advisory about widespread influenza activity
It's the 100th anniversary of the 1918 influenza pandemic; watch a powerful 1998 PBS documentary about the virus that caused at least 50 million deaths worldwide
CDC updates its shingles disease and vaccine web pages to reflect the new ACIP vaccination recommendations
CDC director Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald resigns over financial conflicts; Dr. Anne Schuchat resumes role of acting director
IAC Spotlight! IAC recently updated its Clinic Tools: Vaccine Recommendations web page
Voices for Vaccines wants to know why you choose to immunize—add your photo to their gallery
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
IAC Handouts
IAC posts updated "Standing Orders for Administering Zoster Vaccine to Adults"
IAC revises two standing orders templates for administering MMR vaccine to children/teens as well as to adults
IAC revises two standing orders templates for administering hepatitis A vaccine to children/teens as well as to adults
Featured Resources
Vaxopedia website helps answer parents' questions about vaccines, including those related to misconceptions and rumors
CDC releases new Spanish-language immunization education materials for parents
CDC offers drop-in articles about immunization in English and Spanish you can use in newsletters, websites, blogs, and more
Education and Training
Dr. Paul Offit discusses how lives are saved even with an imperfect influenza vaccine in his Medscape commentary
Immunize Nevada to host day-long adult immunization web conference on February 16
VICNetwork webinar on March 7 to feature information to help plan your National Infant Immunization Week activities
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January 2018 Back to top
IAC Express Issue 1347
January 31, 2018
Top Stories
CDC publishes ACIP recommendations for use of herpes zoster vaccines in MMWR
Widespread influenza has killed 37 children; CDC provides related media advisory
Nominations are now open for the National Adult and Influenza Immunization Summit Excellence Awards
IAC Spotlight! IAC's recently updated Clinic Tools: Screening for Vaccine Contraindications and Precautions web page provides resources from IAC and CDC to help you assess whether your patients can be vaccinated
CDC publishes report about people who erroneously received an excess dosage of yellow fever vaccine
Voices for Vaccines celebrates 5 years of promoting vaccination!
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
IAC Handouts
IAC updates "Administering Vaccines: Dose, Route, Site, and Needle Size”
IAC updates "How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections" and "How to Administer Intramuscular and Subcutaneous Vaccine Injections to Adults"
World News
A mother-daughter team of polio vaccinators killed in Pakistan
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center updates multiple resources, including its mumps Q&A sheet and adult vaccination booklet
Journal Articles and Newsletters
Vaccine Education Center publishes January issue of its newsletter for healthcare professionals
Large review study investigates the effectiveness of patient reminders regarding vaccination
Canadian study finds significant association between influenza and acute myocardial infarction
Study found that more than one third of people infected with HIV in U.S. had missed opportunities to initiate hepatitis B vaccination
WHO report on immunization in older adults worldwide published in Vaccine
Education and Training
ACOG, ACNM, and CDC to present webinar on maternal immunization on March 1
National AHEC Organization to sponsor February 15 webinar titled "How HPV Causes Cancer and Why it Still Matters"
IAC Express Issue 1346
January 24, 2018
Top Stories
CDC, AAP, and AAFP update and post their 14 childhood-immunization "basic" disease fact sheets in English and Spanish
AAP invites all immunizers to join its Community of Immunizers Listserv and to subscribe to the AAP Immunization Initiatives Newsletter
IAC Spotlight! IAC's recently updated Clinic Tools: Administering Vaccines web page is the "go-to" place for accessing a wide variety of valuable resources
Southeast Michigan hepatitis A outbreak continues to rise; now with 677 cases and 22 deaths
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
World News
WHO publishes report from the December meeting of the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Education and Training
Hep B United and Coalition Against Hepatitis for People of African Origin sponsor webinar, “Hepatitis B in Sub-Saharan Africa,” February 8
Immunize Nevada sponsors all-day Adult Immunization Summit webinar on February 16
CDC has rescheduled #PreteenVaxScene webinar, “An Interprofessional Approach to HPV and Oropharyngeal Cancer Prevention Education,” for February 21
Conferences and Meetings
Draft agenda for February ACIP meeting now available
Register now for the annual California Immunization Coalition Summit, April 16–17
IAC Express Issue 1345
January 17, 2018
Top Stories
ACIP publishes updated recommendations for prevention of hepatitis B virus infection in the United States
CDC updates its Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit
CDC issues new requirements for VFC vaccine storage
CDC provides media advisory on current widespread influenza activity
CDC publishes ACIP recommendations on use of a third dose of MMR during a mumps outbreak
FDA approves expanded pediatric age indication for Fluarix Quadrivalent influenza vaccine
IAC Spotlight! Check out IAC's vaccine storage and handling education materials and other helpful resources
Association of Immunization Managers award nominations open through March 19
IAC enrolls three new birthing institutions into its Hepatitis B Birth Dose Honor Roll; seven previously honored institutions qualify for additional years' honors
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast, “HPV Vaccines, Cancers, and Cervivors"
Reminder: CDC requests nominations for its Childhood Immunization Champion Awards; submissions due by February 2
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
World News
WHO reports on global influenza virus surveillance in its Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
Families Fighting Flu’s "Do You Know the Flu?" toolkit for pediatric healthcare professionals now also available in Spanish
CDC updates measles and mumps chapters of its Manual for Surveillance of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Hepatitis B Foundation releases new video titled "Espi's Story" in its storytelling project #justB
Journal Articles
Study finds that more than 40% of healthcare personnel worked while sick with an influenza-like illness
Education and Training
VICNetwork webinar "Communicating about Maternal Immunization" scheduled for January 30
Registration is open for the Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ("The Pink Book") course in Utah, March 8–9
Registration is open for the Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ("The Pink Book") course in West Virginia, April 10–11
VICNetwork webinar about HPV and oral cancer prevention postponed to February 21
IAC Express Issue 1344
January 10, 2018
Top Stories
IAC Spotlight! Using screening checklists for vaccine contraindications helps protect your patients
AAP News article discusses why perinatal hepatitis B transmission occurs despite post-exposure prophylaxis
Six healthcare organizations join IAC's Influenza Vaccination Honor Roll for mandatory healthcare worker vaccination
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
CDC provides updated information on Merck hepatitis B vaccine shortage
Official Releases and Announcements
WHO publishes summary and conclusions of research and recommendations by the Immunization and Vaccine-related Implementation Research Advisory Committee in this week's Weekly Epidemiological Record
Featured Resources
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Education and Training
Registration is open for the Epidemiology & Prevention of Vaccine-Preventable Diseases ("The Pink Book") course in Colorado, September 11–13
Conferences and Meetings
NFID extends abstract submission deadline until January 17 for presentations at 2018 Annual Conference on Vaccinology Research, April 23–25
IAC Express Issue 1343
January 3, 2018
Top Stories
CDC Health Alert Network releases advisory about seasonal influenza activity and antiviral treatment of patients with influenza
Reminder: CDC requests nominations for its Childhood Immunization Champion Awards; submissions due by February 2
IAC Spotlight! Visit IAC's popular Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) web section for VISs in up to 50 languages, as well as information about their use
Updated slide set on adolescent immunization and the 16-year-old visit by Dr. William Atkinson now available
Voices for Vaccines releases new podcast—a recording of a session at NFID's Clinical Vaccinology Course about vaccine messaging
Help #TravelingFluBug on its journey to #FightFlu!
IAC's new 142-page book, Vaccinating Adults: A Step-by-Step Guide, describes how to implement adult vaccination services in your healthcare setting and provides a review for staff who already vaccinate adults; IAC Guide available for free download or purchase
IAC Handouts
IAC updates its patient handout "Hepatitis B: Questions and Answers"
Vaccine Information Statements
IAC posts translations of the Chickenpox VIS in Chuukese, Ilokano, Japanese, Marshallese, Samoan, and Tongan
IAC posts translations of the HepA, HPV, MenACWY, and Tdap VISs in Chuukese, Ilokano, Marshallese, Samoan, and Tongan
IAC posts translations of the MMR VIS in Japanese, Samoan, and Tongan
World News
Measles deaths worldwide fell below 100,000 for the first time in 2016
Global Polio Eradication Initiative publishes review of efforts toward polio eradication in 2017
Featured Resources
Vaccine Education Center at CHOP updates its Q&A piece for patients, "Shingles: What You Should Know," and related web pages
Influenza is spreading and serious; please keep vaccinating your patients
Journal Articles and Newsletters
December issue of CDC's Immunization Works newsletter now available
Vaccine Education Center publishes December issue of its newsletter for healthcare professionals
New study explores effect of 2011 Washington State mandate to require healthcare provider counseling–based interventions to address vaccine hesitancy
Study supports earlier findings that perception of lowered risk after HPV vaccination unlikely to lead to riskier sexual behaviors
Education and Training
CDC to host January 9 webinar in commemoration of the 100th Anniversary of the 1918 flu pandemic
National AHEC Organization to sponsor January 10 webinar featuring Dr. Gary Marshall speaking on vaccine hesitancy
CDC and American Bar Association to sponsor webinar about Medicaid funding for adult vaccinations on January 16
CDC's August 2017 webinar about positive vaccine conversations with parents now available for viewing at your convenience
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